2010 ESPN National Golf Challenge presented by Callaway Results Announced

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2010 ESPN National Golf Challenge presented by Callaway Results Announced

ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced the results of the ninth annual ESPN National Golf Challenge presented by Callaway. The national finals for the amateur Gross, Net and Senior Divisions, as well as the Club Pros were held Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 21-23 at the Paiute Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

A total field of more than 12,000 local entrants from approximately 300 courses around the United States began the competition in January 2010. The top twosomes advanced to 23 regional sites over the summer before the final field of 248 amateurs and 110 club professionals were determined for the National Finals.

The Club Professional champion was Dave Long from The Golf Club at South River in Annapolis, Md., who shot 129 (63-66) to win the first place prize of $10,000. James Ousley of Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, Ohio, finished second at 133 (66-67) to collect $7,000. The third place finisher was Terry Hertzog of Bent Creek Country Club in Lititz, Pa., who shot 134 (64-70) and collected $5,500.

The amateur competition is played in twosomes, separated into Gross, Net and Senior divisions.

Bo Miller and Brent Struthers of The Oaks at Sherwood in Baton Rouge, La., won the Gross Division with a score of 127 (65-62). It bettered Nate Reding and Davis Dewald from The Hills of Cove Golf Course in Copperas Cove, Texas, who shot 129 (63-66). Third place was claimed by Chris Long and Brett Coluccio of Rocky Run Golf Course in Dell Rapids, S.D., finishing with a score of 131 (67-64).

The Net Division winners were John Parkerson and Vernon Smith of The Golf Club at South River in Annapolis, Md., who shot 131 (67-64). There was a tie for second place with a score of 134 between David Weidong and Greg Hudson of the host Las Vegas Paiute Resort (70-64) and Brent Monteleon and Andre Broussard of Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club in Broussard, La. (65-69).

The Senior Division title was claimed by Eddie Williams and Frank Kerby of Teal Bend Golf Club in Sacramento, Calif., who shot 123 (64-59). That included a hole-in-one by Kerby on the 143-yard 14th hole at the Pauite Sun Course during the second round. The runner-up twosome was Roger Demarco and Greg Ferguson of Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga., who shot 128 (63-65). In third place were Gene Jones and Jerry Caplinger of Hillcrest Golf and Country Club in Hollywood, Fla., who shot 129 (68-61).

Treasure Island Hotel and Casino served as the host hotel for the ESPN National Golf Challenge presented by Callaway. Treasure Island hosted the welcome reception on the Wednesday prior to the start of the event, a dinner for all participants on Thursday and the Club Pro Awards Dinner on Friday.

For more information, including registration for the 2011 ESPN National Golf Challenge, visit www.ESPNGolf.com.

ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,000 telecasts of sporting events. Programming includes football, basketball, NCAA events, golf and NHRA events accounting for more than 2,200 live and/or original hours of programming. In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (e.g. – SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC).

ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events, including collegiate football events: the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas); Birmingham Bowl; MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Texas Bowl (Houston); the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards; collegiate basketball events: the 76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Cancun Governor’s Cup; Charleston Classic (S.C.); DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational; Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Honda Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); Lane Furniture All-College Basketball Classic (Oklahoma City) and BracketBusters; as well as the ESPNU Warrior Classic (Lacrosse) and the ESPN National Golf Challenge. For more information, visit ESPNPlus.com.

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Media Contacts: Charley Green, Media Coordinator, 214-734-8028, [email protected]; Rachel Margolis, ESPN, 860-766-2798 or [email protected]

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Rachel Margolis Siegal

As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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